I’m not against Jekyll all of a sudden, but I tend to change computers a lot. Installing a bunch of Ruby dependencies / Gems while wanting to write a quick blog is not fun. I also wanted to start hosting this site on my own VPS @ DigitalOcean for more control and bespoke stuff I’d like to track. (Which I cannot think of now)
I use the kiera theme.
Stuff I think is improved in comparison to the old site:
Pushing updates is also not really hard. I create a new blog with the following command:
hugo new posts/move-to-hugo.md
hugo server -D
After which I edit markdown as usual while my local debug server is running and I can check stuff looks like I want it to look.
Then I build and push my changes.
scp -i ~/.ssh/mykey -r public/* firstname.lastname@example.org:/path/to/webroot
If people are looking for some easy way to setup a blog, I would recommend Hugo. I still don’t know a lot about it, which I think is really nice since it points out how easy it is to start using it.